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Wearing outside of tires on LGT16D, adjustment possible?

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#1 bahmi OFFLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 08:09 AM

My new-to-me LGT 16D has tires worn on the outside on the fronts. Is there some adjustment that will level out the wear pattern on the tires?  I plan to put new tires on the front soon.

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 08:18 AM

The tie rod should be adjustable if the toe in is out a bit. Take a tape measure and see if the distance at the front of the tires is the same as the rear. This pic is for a car, but same idea....




Also, if you look at the wheels from the front, can you see if they are straight or tilted in a bit like on this pic?


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 08:19 AM

It should have an adjustable tie rod on there. Also check for sloppy bushings in the axle where the spindles go through.

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 09:57 AM

Sharp turns on cement, asphalt or gravel can cause this even if the steering geometry is good.

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 09:58 AM

Low air pressure in the past.  If your running on grass and not much on pavement the toe in/out should not bother wear much unless that adjustment is excessive.    I like to measure at the rim edge, not the tire.  To much variance in the tires as far as width, etc.  Like the others have said check it all out to find the problem.